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Craig City Schools hires new superintendent

Following a three-month search, the Craig City School District Board of Education has hired a new superintendent.

Bristol Bay School Superintendent Jack Walsh will start his new job in July.

In an announcement emailed Wednesday afternoon, the Craig School Board cites Walsh’s experience in Alaska, management style and personality among the reasons he was chosen.

Walsh has been a professional educator for more than three decades.  He worked as a special education teacher in Chicago until moving to Alaska in 1987. His Alaska career includes experience as a special education teacher, school counselor, special education director, regional principal, and director of personnel and student services in Sand Point and Kodiak.

Since 2007, Walsh has served as superintendent of the Bristol Bay Borough School District in Naknek.

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